Emma Pooley: Rider Profile

Date of birth: 03/10/1982
From: Wandsworth, London
Team: Lotto-Belisol Ladies
Previous teams: Bigla (2013), AA Drink (2012), Garmin-Cervelo (2011), Cervelo Test Team (2009-10), Team Specialized Designs for Women (2007-08), Team Fat Birds UK (2006)

Emma Pooley career profile
Pooley was initially spotted after her fourth place at the British National Road Race in 2005 and soon signed for Team Fat Birds UK.

Pooley has had several successes on the road including first in the Rund um Schönaich in 2007 as well as winning the Trofeo Alfredo Binda in 2008.

Emma has since ridden for the Team Specialized Designs Squad and has now signed for the Cervelo-Lifeforce team for 2009, and her experience on the road was invaluable for Nicole Cooke in her Olympic-Worlds double.

A strong climber, Pooley was key in whittling down Cooke’s rivals in the Olympic road race. She recovered well to take a silver medal in the time trial in Beijing, an event which is not her forte.

At the end of 2012 after her AA Drink squad disbanded due to lack of sponsorship, Pooley was rumoured to be considering retirement from the sport but signed with the Bigla team for 2013, and then Lotto-Belisol for 2014.

Emma Pooley results
British time trial national champion
Giro Rosa; stage six

Tour Languedoc Roussillon; stage three
Tour Languedoc Roussillon; overall
Tour de Feminin – O cenu Ceského Švýcarska; stage three
Tour de Feminin – O cenu Ceského Švýcarska; stage five

Emakumeen Saria
Emakumeen Bira; stage two
Tour de l’Ardeche; stage three
Tour de l’Ardeche; stage six
Tour de l’Ardeche; overall

Trofeo Alfredo Binda
Iurreta-Emakumeen Bira, stage 3a ITT
Giro Donne; stage eight
Thuringen Rundfahrt; stage four
Thuringen Rundfahrt; mountains classification
Tour de l’Ardeche; stage three
Tour de l’Ardeche; overall

Tour de l’Aude; stage seven
Tour de l’Aude; overall
La Fleche Wallonne Feminine
Grand Prix Suisse (TT)
Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs
Giro del Trentino; stage one
Giro del Trentino; overall
National champion, road race
Giro Donne; mountains classification
World Champion: Women’s time trial

Montreal World Cup
GP de Plouay-Bretagne World Cup
GP Costa Etrusca
Grande Boucle; stage one
Grande Boucle; stage three
Grande Boucle; overall
Tour de Berne; climbers’ classification
Tour de l’Ardèche; mountains classification
Tour de l’Ardèche; sprint classification
National time trial champion

Trofeo Alfredo Binda
Olympic Games time trial, silver medal

Rund um Schönaich

Emma Pooley photos
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Emma Pooley

Emma Pooley

Emma Pooley


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